#8 When to start?
Always when I thought about starting something I had a mental Sticker in front of me.
It said, “I’ll start tomorrow”.
So every morning when I woke up I took a look at the note and it said I'll start tomorrow.
Because of that note, it took me 5 years to turn my blog idea into a reality.
The best time to start is...
...when you’ve got enough money in the bank to support all contingencies.
...when the competition isn’t too far behind in tech and market acceptance.
...when everything in the home is stable and you can really focus.
...when you’re out of debt.
...when no one is when no one is already working on your idea.
...when you’ve got all your VC funding.
...after you’ve got your degree.
...when you’re sure it’s going to work.
...was last year. The best opportunities are already gone.
Well, guess what, the best time to start was last year. The second best time is to start right now!
The Law of Diminishing Intent
Our mind is constantly playing games on you.
The longer amount of time that goes by when you don't do what you said you would do, the odds of doing it goes down.
You are becoming the person today you see yourself in the future. The things you do and think about, you become.
Something that has helped me:
1. Write it down - commit it to paper;
2. Put a certain date to it.
We mainly trick ourselves not doing something because of fear.
FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real.
The good news is that wherever there is fear, there's room to grow.
Courage is having fear but taking action anyway.
Fear is a habit and so is courage.
I know many of you say that Miko, you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. You don’t know my situation. I have this, that and different circumstances. You might be right, not going to argue with you. Sorry to burst your bubble, but the circumstances won’t get better.
I’m a perfectionist so starting with something is like climbing Everest for me. I always think that it’s not perfect for me to start today. I still need to tweak a couple of things before.... I start selling myself an idea that tomorrow is somehow better.
This is an endless loop, I promise you that. Starting is scary, so you’ll just have to jump off a cliff and figure out how to build a plane on your way down. At the end of the day, not jumping is going to hurt 10x more.
“If you aren’t embarrassed by the first version of your product, you shipped too late.”
― Reid Hoffman